While city council has decided to go ahead with a small lot and medium density rezoning in east Grande Prairie, there are some area residents who are none too pleased about it.
The land is on 92 Street between Creekside and Countryside South.
Some residents are concerned that an increase in rentals and multi-family homes could impact the quality of the neighborhood.
Martina Hoddinott lives in the area, and is concerned about the impact a higher density development will have on her neighborhood.
“It has a very nice family atmosphere, it has a large park in the middle, there’s a double cul-de-sac, everyone has a garage and a driveway. We just hope that by approving this zoning that they continue to make that next development reflect ours.”
Mayor Bill Given says he respects where those residents are coming from.
“I would encourage the residents to continue to make their voices heard, and to continue to be involved with the developer of the properties to ensure that the developer understands that their neighbors have an interest in seeing high quality developments in that area.”
Council was divided over the decision, but ultimately chose to move forward with the development consistent with the structure plan for the area.